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ABERGAVENNY. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, before the Hon. W. P. RODNEY, the Rev, JAMES FARQUHAR, and W. W. MANNING, P. C. H. WILLIAMS, T.DAVIES, and J. C. HILL, Esquires. CHARGB OF ASSAULT.-Mary Gane was charged with having assaulted Lydia Brewer. Complainant stated that defendant and her sister came into her house on Satur- day night last, and called her over," when she (complai- nant) ordered them out, upon which defendant struck her in the face. Upon being interrogated, complainant acknowledged having pushed defendant before the latter struck her. Defendant, in defence, said, she was not inside the house, but was standing atthe door, when complainant pushed her twice, after which, she (defendant) gave her a slap in the face. The Chairman remarked, after hearing a witness in corroboration of defendant's statement, that they were both to blame, and must pay the costs, 10s., between them. CHARGES AGAINST A TIMBER HAULIEB.—Richard Pitt was charged on the information of Ferdinand Capel Haabury Williams, Esq., with refusing to discover his true christian name, he then being the driver of a certain tim- ber carriage, the name of the owner not being painted thereon, as required by law. He was also charged with obstructing the turnpike road. Wm. Roberts, a servant in the employ of Mr. Williams, deposed that he was riding in a dog cart driven by his master, on the 2nd inst., on the Monmouth road, when they overtook defendant with a timber-carriage the carriage being on the "off" side, and the horses across the road; witness jumped down and tried to draw the horses off, but defendant drew the "leader" across, so that the dog-cart was grazed by the timber car- riage in passing. Defendant refused to take his horses out of the way, and called Mr. Williams by very bad names; he also refused to give his name when asked by Mr. Wil- liams. Mr. WiLliams corroborated the statement of his servant, and added that there appeared to have been a name on the timber carriage, but it was not legible. De- fendant, in defence, sai i he was not aware that he met Mr. Williams; he had driven through five counties during 36 years, and had never insulted any gentleman on the road before, and he did not know what possessed him to dol it now. The Chairman explained to defendant that there were three charges against him, viz.: for refusing to give his name, for not having the owner's name on the carriaige, and for obstructing the road. Defendant had no other defence than that stated, but added that he could not have been drunk, as he had only had two pints of beer that day. The Chairman, in addressing the defendant, said, in all his experience on the bench, he had not had a more aggravated case before him the only mitigating circum- stance was the defendant now expressing his sorrow for his conduct, and this had great weight on the minds of the bench in decreasing the amount of the fines, heavy as they would be. Defendant was convicted in 10s. and costs io each case,—amounting in the whole 10 £3 3s., to be levied by distress, if necessary, or, in default, 21 days hard labor on each charge. ROBBING A MASTER,-Elizabeth Lever, a respectable looking girl, was charged with robbing her employer, Wm. Morgan, farmer, Bottom farm, Llanover Lower, of money, and various other articles. The prosecutor deposed that the prisoner was in his employment as servant. On the 13th of August last, be lost the key of a writing desk, having had it open on the previous day when there was B16 10s. in gold, a half-crown, and a threepenny piece in it. The prisoner left on the 1st of September; and on Wednesday last (the 9th inst.,) the writing desk was broken open, when only B9 in gold was left. There were several other things also missed after prisoner had left; amongst them being a snuff box, in which the key of the writing desk had been kept for the last seven years, and also a scent bottle, a pair of bracelets and a silver mounted pipe. Sarah Morgan, sister to prosecutor, stated that about a week before prisoner gave warning, she wanted witness to advance some money for her to buy a dress; at the time she left, there was only 3s. 6d. coming to her on ac- count of wages, which was paid on Friday, the 4th of Sept. Witness identified a scent bottle produced, as one of the articles missed from prosecutor's home. Witness also pro- duced a brooch, which she had seen fastened in prisoner's petticoat, under her frock, one morning, whilst milking, and which the latter, after being accused of stealing it, re- turned. Edward Price, draper, Abergavenny, deposed that prisoner purchased goods to the amount of £ 3 5s.6d. at his shop, on the 1st of September. John Clement, a youth serving in the shop of Mr. Conway, grocer, deposed; that prisoner purchased at his master's shop, on the 1st Sept., a side and a half of bacon, of the value of 19sef or 18s.6d., for which she paid with a sovereign. P.G< Thomas deposed that he searched the house of prisoner's father; at Nintyglo, on the 10th inst., when he found the scfent bottle produced. The prisoner pleaded not guilty; and Was committed for trial at the next quarter sessions. ROBBING AN ORCHAILD-WM. Jones, 16, and Peter Prosser, 8,were charged with stealing pears from an orchard belonging to Elizabeth Watkins, farmer, Govilon. P.C. James proved to catching the prisoners in the act of taking the pears, some of which were found on their persons. After being reprimanded (especially the elder prisoner, for treating the matter so lightly), the prisoners were allowed to go, upon promising not to repeat the offence. ROBBERY IN A BROTHEL.—Ellen Dempsey and Chas. Jones were charged with robbing Nicholas Tate. It ap- peared prosecutor arrived in Abergavenny, from Sirhowy, by the last train yesterday evening, and in the course of his rambles about the town, met with the female prisoner, whom, alter visiting a public house with her and her husband," he accompanied to her house for the ostensible purpose of having supper; shortly after reaching there, the female began unlacing his boots for him to go to bed; but he said he would not stop; whereupon she thrust her hand into his waistcoat pocket, and eased him of 92 5s. and some coppers, amongst which was a farthing. The male prisoner then carne in with another man, and turned him (prosecutor) out into the street. P.C. Dunn proved to finding the prosecutor lying in Ireland street, about 12 o'clock last night. After hearing prosecutor's statement, witness took several girls before him, and he picked out the female prisoner, as the one who had robbed him. P.C, Kennedy, on searching the house occupied by the prisoners, found dSl 12s.7id. in gold, silver, and copper, amongst it being a farthing, concealed under the roof. The prisoners pleaded guilty, aud were sentenced to 4 months hard labor each. AN UNGRATEFUL SON.-Henry Maddocks was charged with committing damage to the extent of not exceeding ¡f;;5 to a door, belonging to his mother, Mary Maddocks, with whom he resides. It appeared defendant came home on the night of Monday week, rather the worse for drink, and insisted upon sleeping in the front room, which room he was not in the habit of sleeping in, and upon his mother turning the key in the door to prevent his going in there, he burst the door open, the damage to which had been valued at 5s. He had frequently uttered threats towards his mither,who said she had supported him for a long time, and that she had been afraid to stop in her own house with him, having been obliged to sleep elsewhere for the last nine nights. Ann Hurd, who lodged with complainant, corroborated the statement of the latter, and added that she had not seen defendant sober for six weeks. In his defence, defendant said his mother had forged his name for zC300, and that she was in the habit of locking strange men in the bed-rooms, which was the cause of the quarrel. Upon the questions being put to complainant and her witness as to the truth of defendant's statements, they said they were without the slightest foundation; and the complainant added that defendant would have been taken to the Asylum, but she prevented it, although he was" fit enough to go there." The Chairman, in disposing of the case, told defendant he might, when sober, be a harmless man, but he rtas addicted to drink, and had threatened his mother, from which she was placed in bodily fear, the decision, therefore, was that he enter into his own recog- nizances of dElOO, and find two sureties of £50 to keep the peace for 3 months.